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With the opening night of ChainXchange blockchain convention, Las Vegas blockchain week is officially under way. Tonight’s main stage was headlined by World Food Programme CFO Houman Haddad, Wall Street Journal Deputy Editor Sam Walker, and Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, Nicholas Thompson.
The theme of the night, and the convention as a whole, is the idea of the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution, one highlighted by the adoption and integration of blockchain technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
You’re used to just about everything you pick up having a “Made in China” label on the box. But the world’s largest manufacturing economy is moving into marketplaces as well – decentralized marketplaces, that is. And just like every other area, they’re getting pretty serious about it, too.
Functioning decentralized blockchain marketplaces are few and far between at the moment. Depending on what you’re in the market for, there are a few solutions that let you get your feet wet, but they’re far from taking on eBay, Etsy, or Upwork anytime soon.
Blockchain-based social network Minds is moving its platform to the ethereum mainnet, the startup announced Monday.
The World Bank has chosen the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to help organize a new Ethereum blockchain bond denominated in Australian dollars. The bond is projected to raise between $ 50-$ 100 million, and proceeds will go towards sustainable development initiatives.
The World Bank recently said they have chosen the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to become the sole arranger of a new blockchain bond that will be issued on Ethereum. Both entities are set to launch the bond after consulting with investors.
This week’s top stories include two feature interview: one with Kavita Gupta, founding managing partner at ConsenSys Ventures; and another with electronic dance music DJ Justin Blau (aka DJ 3BLAU) who is launching a decentralized music festival. Bitcoiners have begun moving from Twitter to a new “instance” on Mastodon, the SEC has delayed yet another ETF decision, and some of West Virginia’s overseas service members may be able to vote using a blockchain-based mobile app this November.
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U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado) has been a fan of cryptocurrencies for a while. Now he’s running for governor and has been adding proposals about blockchain adoption and use to his political platform.
A growing number of political candidates in the United States are making issues concerning technology a key part of campaigns.
U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado) is no different. He’s been a defender of cryptocurrencies from people both in and outside the halls of Congress.
Polis has supported regulation that would require federal employees to disclose virtual currency holdings, and fired back at Senator Joe Manchin in 2014 when the West Virginian called for a Bitcoin 00 ban.
There were 1,240 blockchain patents filed last year. That’s not normal. The number of blockchain patent applications, in fact, has grown over 600 percent since 2016. This year, retailing giant Wal-Mart secured blockchain patents for crypto household energy payments, wearable medical records, and a security system. They also filed patents for drone delivery and “autonomous ground vehicle” delivery systems.
Facebook has thrown its hat in the blockchain ring now too, with patents to handle payment authentication and processing. And they’re not the only ones. Visa and Mastercard are busy gathering blockchain patents, as well as IBM, who now holds 42, and Bank of America, leading the pack with 45 live patents.
On September 11, Sweden will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm organized by Smile-Expo – international coordinator of business events.
The conference will introduce various topics regarding blockchain and will drive attention to the most topical problems of the cryptocurrency market today.
One of the invited experts is the Member of Swedish Parliament Mathias Sundin who is involved in the Tax Committee and the Finance Committee. The specialist has co-founded a revolutionary technological organization Warp Institute and joined financial company Goobit. At the event, the speaker will analyse the power of decentralized systems, evaluating its long-term strenghts.
TradeLens has attracted a wide variety of entities ranging from port operators and customs authorities to logistics companies and even rival carriers.